United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

The 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) agreed to a historic climate deal in Paris on Dec. 12, 2015. The COP21 pact has been seen by many observers as giving a fresh impetus to African countries towards combatting climate change. The Paris Agreement, ratified by nearly 200 countries, arguably has important policy and development implications […]

American Outrage for Cecil the Lion’s Death in Zimbabwe Is Disturbing

American Outrage for Cecil the Lion’s Death in Zimbabwe Is Disturbing

An American dentist from Minneapolis, Minn, named Walter Palmer, paid two local African hunters to lure Cecil the Lion out of his protected area, shot him with a crossbow and then tracked him down 40 hours later, at which time the lion was shot with a gun, beheaded and skinned. They allegedly tried to destroy the GPS worn […]